Lord & Taylor celebrates 75th anniversary in Manhasset

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To commemorate its arrival in Manhasset, and in the United States in 1941, Lord & Taylor kicked off Memorial Day weekend with a special charitable shopping event to benefit the United Service Organization, a private nonprofit focused on military support, now also in its 75th year.

The upscale chain retailer kicked off its weekend-long festivities with Breakfast at Sarabeth’s on Friday with Manhasset’s community leaders.

For the three-day weekend, customers could purchase a $5 storewide 25 percent savings pass, with the full cost of the ticket benefiting the United Service Organization.

The organization puts special emphasis on helping forward-deployed troops, military families, wounded warriors, fallen soldiers and others.

“Partnerships like this are important because they help the USO provide services and programs at our locations around the world,” said Michael Hoar, USO vice president of corporate alliance.

The Congressionally-chartered nonprofit has nearly 180 worldwide locations to keep military service members connected with their families, home and country as they serve the nation.

“The USO provides a touch of home through centers at airports and military bases in the U.S. and abroad, top quality entertainment and innovative programs and services,” said Sarah Camille Hipp, a spokesperson for the USO.

She said that service and entertainment tours are made possible through donations of the American people as well as corporate partners.

The United Service Organization provides mobile entertainment gaming, holiday care packages, Operation Phone Home, couples seminars and programs for military mothers-to-be.

Currently, the organization has five centers located in the tri-state area, with an additional one opening soon in Newark, New Jersey.

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